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  • Continued commitment to, and advice for, our learners

    Published 12/08/20

    The recent months have been a real challenge for all aspects of our lives and no more so than for the many hundreds of learners within our TCAT academies who were due to sit external examinations this summer. Our staff, learners and parents, who work so hard together as a team during the academic year and in the build up to the exams, were left shell shocked by the news that the examination series for Summer 2020 would be cancelled when the announcement was made in March.

    However, since then our learners have shown remarkable resilience with the vast majority recognising that, to make their next education or career move as successful as possible, they needed to continue their commitment to learning. At the same time our school leaders and teachers have been working hard to ensure that no learner is disadvantaged for their future pathway choices and that accurate Centre Awarded Grades, based on a range of evidence and internal scrutiny, have been submitted for all students in all subjects to all exam boards. We are confident that our process was fair and robust at individual learner level and we are looking forward to celebrating the successes of our learners over the coming weeks with A Level and GCSE outcomes being available on Thursday 13 August and Thursday 20 August respectively.

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  • News@TCAT July edition

    Published 16/07/20

    The latest edition of News@TCAT is available to download below. 

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  • Academy Return Infographics

    Published 16/07/20

    Please find below copies of the updated guidance issued to parents and students regarding the Trust's plans for the return in September.

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  • Advice and guidance for our colleagues

    Published 11/06/20

    'In these unprecedented times, most of us will be feeling some form of worry. Our lives suddenly feel uncertain, the world feels different; we feel concerned for ourselves, our loved ones, our friends and our colleagues.' It is within this landscape that the Trust has produced a guide for colleagues, highlighting some of the common issues which we are all facing, as well as signposting staff to where they can access different types of support. The guide is available below.

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  • Wider Return Pledge Infographics

    Published 11/06/20

    As part of the continued effort to keep parents and learners up to date with changing expectations following the planned Wider Return to School, infographics were sent out which detail what the Trust's academies are doing and the shared commitment we are asking for in return from our learners and their families. 

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    Published 26/03/20

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): What you need to do

    Stay at home

    • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
    • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
    • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

    You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

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  • Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives

    Published 24/03/20

    A massive thank you to our communities who have followed the government guidance and kept their children away from school wherever possible. In light of the new ‘lockdown’ measures, we urge you to continue to consider whether the safest place for your child to be is in school. We will be here for those parents with absolutely no safe alternative.

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  • Updated guidance for education settings on coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Published 16/03/20

    Today, the Department for Education and Public Health England have issued updated guidance for education settings on COVID-19. This guidance will assist staff in addressing COVID-19 in educational settings. This includes childcare, schools, further and higher educational institutions.

    What you need to know:

    • staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal
    • if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home
    • clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual using your standard cleaning products
    • supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds more often than usual with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues

    The updated guidance can be found here:

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  • Keyingham Primary joins TCAT

    Published 01/03/20

    Dave McCready, CEO said: 'We are delighted to report that Keyingham Primary School has joined The Consortium Academy Trust (TCAT). We have worked with the school staff, parents and the Local Authority over the last three months to prepare the school for conversion to an academy and we are confident that under the leadership of Victoria White the new academy will go from strength to strength over the coming years.

    The poor Ofsted outcome of March 2019 impacted across the whole community and it is our responsibility, as a Trust, to work together to ensure that the pupils currently at the school, and those who join in the future, receive the best possible education in a safe and stimulating environment that motivates and encourages them to do their very best in order to achieve their personal goals.

    We recognise the faith that the Regional Schools Commissioner has invested in our Trust in deciding we had the experience and expertise to lead the school forward into a brighter future. We look forward to repaying his faith, and that of parents and the local community, over the coming years.'

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    Published 26/02/20

    Our academies, and all East Riding schools, are actively monitoring the situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are acting on any advice given by Public Health England and specific advice provided for schools by the Department for Education.

    Guidance for travellers returning from certain areas has been updated today. It starts as follows:

    If you have returned from these specific areas since 19 February 2020, you should call NHS 111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:

    • Iran
    • Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy (12 specific towns)
    • Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea
    • Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)

    We have not been made aware of any student or staff member who has returned from any of the above areas since 19 February 2020. 

    If you have returned from these areas since 19 February 2020 and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111. You do not need to follow this advice if you have no symptoms:

    • Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini) outside the specific lock down areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy
    • Vietnam
    • Cambodia
    • Laos
    • Myanmar

    The latest information for travellers is available here:

    General information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) is available on the NHS website here:

    Please be assured that we will continue to monitor the situation and keep parents fully informed.

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  • NEWS@TCAT February edition

    Published 24/02/20

    The latest edition of News@TCAT is available to read here. As ever, please get in touch if you have any good news stories which you would like us to share with our colleagues across the Trust.

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